A social club consisting of Amateur Radio Operators and interested persons who share interest in radio, pleasure marine and technical activities.
- - PLARC's Seventh Annual Tailgate'r- -
Start sorting through your equipment and bring your treasure to the annual Club Tailgate'r on June 8th, 2013. Setup starts at 7:30 am with the event starting at 8:00 am and running until noon. The location will be the same as years past . . . The Grace Christian parking lot in Port Ludlow. Coffee, donuts, 12V and 120V will be available. For more info and a printable brochure click here!
- - PLARC Picnic July 20th - -
The Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club's annual picnic is July 20 2013 so mark your calendars. This year will be a repeat of last year's event at HJ Carroll's Park in Chimacum. More information will be posted as the time grows closer. So again mark your calendars and plan on attending!
Jim Smith KI7KP- SK
||Many of you may not remember Jim Smith KI7KP. Jim was one of the Club's founders and for the first many years was very active in the Club activities. Jim is best remembered for his efforts in bringing a fine selection of beer and wine to the Club's picnics and banquets.
Jim has not been active in the Club for the past 10 years or so, but being a founding member I felt it important that the Club remember him. Jim passed away the week of February 22, 2012 due to health complications at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Patricia one son and a daughter.
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Jerry Jensch W7EE - SK
Jerry W7EE passed away at 7:00 AM Thursday February 21, 2013 from kidney failure. Jerry also suffered from diabetes and it eventually cost him both legs. As a result Jerry spent the last several years living at Martha and Mary's in Poulsbo. Jerry being as stubborn as he was did not give up on ham radio. For several years he used a remote internet connection to his station in Port Ludlow and eventually was able to move his station to his room at Martha and Mary's. A picture of Jerry and his ham shack is available on the News and Info page.
Even with Jerry's disability he would on a rare occasion hop the transit from Poulsbo to Port Hadlock where he would join us for lunch and he would always make an effort to participate in Club events.
Jerry, a WWII Pearl Harbor survivor on the battleship California, was 93 years old at his passing. (View video of Jerry's recount of Pearl Harbor). Jerry is survived by a son and two daughters who live in California and companion Pat Hannan of Wisconsin (see below).
73 DE W7EE SK
- - Pat Hannan Leaves Port Ludlow - -
Left to Right Pat Hannan, Jerry Jensch W7EE Casey McKinney and Aubrey Redling
Pat Hannan, a long time resident of Port Ludlow and member of the Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club is leaving us to live near her daughter Mary in Wisconsin. Pat's last day in the area is December 18th.
Pat pictured above with Jerry W7EE in 2003 has been a supporter of PLARC since the mid 1990's and has attended most all the PLARC functions. We wish her well in her new digs!
- - What's Happening Calendar - -
Check out the Club calendar here.
- - Club Luncheon - -
The Next Luncheon is
May 22nd, 2013 at Fat Smitty's
Come join us for lunch. We meet every Wednesday at 11:30 am at Ferinos Pizza in Port Hadlock except the Fourth Wed of each month lunch is held at Fat Smitty's at 11 am in Discovery Bay. Not sure where? check the Club's calendar above. The restaurants appreciates a head count in advance so if you are unable to check in on the Boater's Net please click on the link below to sign up.
- - Saturday PLARC Breakfast June 15th, 2013
Anyone interested in ham radio is invited to breakfast June 15th, 2013
@ 10 AM. This month our breakfast will be held at the Loggers Landing in Quilcene. Please join us for good conversation and fellowship.
- - Amateur Radio Exams - -
As of 4/16/12 No regularly scheduled VE Amateur radio test sessions are scheduled. If you would like to take an exam please consider the North Kitsap ARC as they hold a regular exam session on the 4th Saturday of each month. Exam sessions are at the Fire District 18 Headquarters,
911 NE Liberty Rd, Poulsbo 9am-11am. Please contact NKARC for more information. If you have a special exam need please contact the PLARC Radio officer. We may be able to accommodate you.
Check here to see if any local special exam sessions are scheduled in support of local amateur radio classes.